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April 1 NBA Player Props – Over/Unders and Friday Picks, including Suns vs Grizzlies, Lakers vs Pelicans

Celebrating bridges

March 24, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) reacts after a fourth quarter play against the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing – USA TODAY Sports

  • There’s a packed NBA schedule on Friday night, including the Suns vs. Grizzlies and Lakers vs. Pelicans
  • Milwaukee takes on Clippers after thrilling win over Nets on Thursday
  • Read the latest NBA player accessory bets and tips below

As usual, Friday night is a celebration of basketball action for NBA fans. Starting with the Magic hosting the Raptors and Mavericks against the Wizards at 7:10 p.m. ET, we then have the Pacers in Boston to face the Celtics, who are priced as 15-point favorites.

With several teams looking to the lottery and others vying for playoff seeding, there are several significant gaps across the board. San Antonio, for example, is also favored by 15 against the Blazers. Elsewhere, the Pistons are favored by just four over the Thunder, and Sacramento is a two-point favorite against the Rockets.

Despite a stellar record with Ja Morant sidelined, the Grizzlies are 7.5-point dogs as they host the league-leading Suns. The Clippers are in Milwaukee to take on the Bucks, with both teams coming out of overtime Thursday night.

Friday’s games end with the Colorado Timberwolves to face the Nuggets and Pelicans against the Lakers. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are hoping to return for Los Angeles, even though Frank Vogel’s side are only 1.5 point favorites.

NBA player accessories – April 1

DAL @ WAS Points Bounces Aids Three pointers made
Luka Doncic (DAL) 29.5 (O-108 | U-114) 9.5 (O +106 | U -130) 8.5 (O-115 | U-106) 3.5 (O+134 | U-172)
Jalen Brunson (DAL) 15.5 (O -110 | U -110) 4.5 (O+126 | U-154) 3.5 (O -142 | U +116) 0.5 (O -240 | U +182)
Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL) 11.5 (O-106 | U-116) 4.5 (O +122 | U -150) DISABLED 2.5 (O+142 | U-184)
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Jayson Tatum (BOS) 28.5 (O-110 | U-110) 7.5 (O+112 | U-138) 4.5 (O -128 | U +104) 2.5 (O -148 | U +116)
Jaylen Brown (BOS) 25.5 (O-104 | U-118) 6.5 (O-102 | U-120) 3.5 (O-105 | U-115) 2.5 (O-106 | U-120)
Smart Marcus (BOS) 13.5 (O-112 | U-108) 4.5 (O +122 | U -150) 6.5 (O -128 | U +104) 1.5 (O -128 | U +100)
pH @ MEM Points Bounces Aids Three pointers made
Devin Booker (PHO) 27.5 (O-106 | U-116) 4.5 (O+104 | U-128) 4.5 (O+104 | U-128) 2.5 (O-115 | U-111)
Deandre Ayton (PHO) 16.5 (O-106 | U-116) 10.5 (O-118 | U-104) DISABLED DISABLED
Mikal Bridges (PHO) 14.5 (O-116 | U-106) 4.5 (O+110 | U-134) DISABLED 1.5 (O+124 | U-158)
Chris Paul (PHO) 14.5 (O -122 | U +100) 4.5 (O +114 | U -140) 10.5 (O-112 | U-108) 0.5 (O -245 | U +186)
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Theo Maledon (OKC) 18.5 (O +100 | U -122) 5.5 (O+118 | U-144) 5.5 (O -142 | U +116) 2.5 (O +150 | U -194)
Aleksej Pokusevski (OKC) 15.5 (O-112 | U-110) 7.5 (O-106 | U-114) 5.5 (O-102 | U-120) 1.5 (O -164 | U +128)
Isaiah Roby (OKC) 14.5 (O-116 | U-106) 7.5 (O+110 | U-134) DISABLED DISABLED
SAC @ HOU Points Bounces Aids Three pointers made
Davion Mitchell (SAC) 22.5 (O-114 | U-108) 3.5 (O-106 | U-114) 7.5 (O-120 | U-102) 2.5 (O+152 | U-196)
Harrison Barnes (SAC) 17.5 (O-106 | U-116) 5.5 (O-102 | U-120) 2.5 (O -144 | U +118) 1.5 (O-106 | U-120)
Trey Lyles (SAC) 16.5 (O-102 | U-120) 7.5 (O -130 | U +106) DISABLED 1.5 (O+108 | U-138)
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Dejounte Murray (SAS) 24.5 (O-114 | U-106) 8.5 (O+112 | U-138) 9.5 (O -142 | U +116) 1.5 (O -130 | U +102)
Keldon Johnson (SAS) 20.5 (O -110 | U -110) 6.5 (O -138 | U +112) 2.5 (O-104 | U-118) 2.5 (O-111 | U-115)
CJ Elleby (POR) 10.5 (O +100 | U -122) 5.5 (O -140 | U +114) DISABLED DISABLED
Drew Eubanks (POR) 16.5 (O +100 | U -122) 9.5 (O-110 | U-110) DISABLED DISABLED
Player Points Bounces Aids Three pointers made
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 24.5 (O-114 | U-108) 9.5 (O+108 | U-132) 2.5 (O -168 | U +136) 1.5 (O -188 | U +146)
Anthony Edwards (MIN) 20.5 (O-108 | U-112) 3.5 (O -154 | U +126) 3.5 (O-102 | U-120) 2.5 (O -170 | U +130)
Nikola Jokic (DEN) 28.5 (O-110 | U-110) 13.5 (O -104 | U +118) 8.5 (O +100 | U -122) 1.5 (O+182 | U-240)
Aaron Gordon (DEN) 14.5 (O-116 | U-106) 6.5 (O+104 | U-128) 2.5 (O+110 | U-134) 1.5 (O+182 | U-240)

Odds as of April 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Luka Doncic played some otherworldly basketball in 2022. The Slovenian has upped his NBA MVP ratings and he has the night’s highest point line at 29.5, just ahead of fellow young stars Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum.

Expect another great night from Edwards

It’s fair to consider Anthony Edwards a relentless goalscorer at this stage of his career. For this prop line, however, the most important thing is that he’s scoring 21 points per game for the season and has dropped 24 in each of his last two.

Edwards had a fairly quiet three-game streak against Dallas and Phoenix. Facing elite defenses in Toronto and Boston, he had two productive games, going 19 for 34 from the field and making nine of his 16 threes. The 2020 first overall pick now faces a Denver defense that ranks 25th in the last five games and has given up 27 to Miles Bridges, 49 to Devin Booker and 24 to Terance Mann in that span.

The Nuggets look tired. Where Nikola Jokic’s brilliance was able to carry the attack, and lead them to victories, the defense clearly suffered.

Denver has never been a good team to protect the rim with Jokic, even though their defense has improved dramatically. Edwards takes 37% of his shots from the restricted area. This should be a game he excels at, just like he did when he lost 38 to the Nuggets earlier this season. Plus is a good bet here.

  • Pick: Anthony Edwards over 20.5 points (-108)

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Mikal Bridges continues to produce

Mikal Bridges’ attacking role expanded when Chris Paul was absent. He excelled at taking more shots and creating more for himself through rebounding. Although Paul has returned to oversee the attack and Bridges has the ball in his hands less often, he still fulfills an important role.

Points and threes have made the lines look low right here against a Memphis defense that has ranked top of the league since the break. Bridges has scored 15 or more goals in 11 of his last 15 games. While he’s only gone two-for-four-from-three in the past two, he’s also had two or more threes on 11 occasions in the same span.

The Memphis defense is led by excellent rim protection. They are second in opponent effectiveness in the restricted area. They give up a fair amount of threes, and opponents are especially deadly in the threes – that’s where Bridges will get a lot of his shots.

Phoenix are more than comfortable scoring away from the rim (they are the league leaders in midrange quantity and efficiency). Bridges has developed his own midrange game, and he’s a way for the Suns to get to the basket with his well-timed cuts when the Grizzlies’ bigs are focused on pick-and-roll.

Bridges has exceeded those numbers regularly lately. Its usage decreases slightly with Paul’s return, but the Point God doesn’t take as many shots. Either accessory is good value on its own, but we go with the gamble.

  • Choice: Mikal Bridges on 14.5 points and on 1.5 threes (+178)

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